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fingerless gloves

I’ve seen a lot of fingerless gloves, but around here it gets really cold (down to -40C), and I remembered the old flip-top gloves all of the hunters had.  I recently ordered some merino wool from Etsy, and this was the perfect project for it.  I’ve made up quite a few pairs to sell in my Tictail and Etsy stores, and at our local Christmas farmer’s market which is coming up on November 3rd and 4th.

The same pattern makes either a ladies small/medium or a ladies large by adjusting what row the flip-top starts on.  I am working on a men’s pattern now, and hope to have it published soon.

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If you would prefer a PDF of this pattern you can find it in my Etsy store for $2.50 CAD.

What You Need

  • 2 balls – Drops Merino Extra Fine (it’s listed as a Yarn B – dk/worsted)
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • darning needle
  • 2 Metal Snaps Fasteners
  • a thread that matches your yarn
  • sewing needle

Stitches Used

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc dec – single crochet decrease
  • slst – slip stitch
  • blo – back loop only
  • sk – skip
  • st – stitches

 

Flip-Top Gloves Pattern

Cuff

ch 15

Row 1- sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across (14)

Row 2- blo – ch 1, turn, sc in each across (14)

slst Row 32 to Row 1 – Do not fasten off.

Glove

Row 1 – ch 1, sc in same space and in each around (working in the end of the cuff)  slst to 1st sc (not ch 1) (32)

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Note: for the remainder of the pattern ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count, and slst to 1st sc – not the ch 1

Row 2- ch 1, sc in 14 st, 2 sc, sc, 2 sc, sc in 15 st, slst to 1st sc (34)

Row 3 – ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (34)

Row 4 – ch 1, sc in 16 st, 2 sc, sc, 2 sc, sc in 15 st, slst to 1st sc (36)

Row 5 – ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (36)

Row 6 – ch 1, sc in 16 st, 2 sc, sc, 2 sc, sc in 17 st, slst to 1st sc(38)

Row 7 –   ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (38)

Row 8 – ch 1, sc in 17 st, 2 sc, sc, 2 sc, sc in 18 st, slst to 1st sc (40)

Row 9 –  ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (40)

Row 10 – ch 1, sc in 18 st, 2 sc, sc, 2 sc, sc in 19 st, slst to 1st sc (42)

Row 11 –  ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (42)

Row 12 – ch 1, sc in 16 st, sk 10 (thumb hole), sc in 16 st, slst to 1st sc (32)

Row 13-22  ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (32)

Fasten off and bury ends.

Thumb

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Join onto inside of thumb (I bury this end right away)

Row 1 – ch 1, sc in same st and in each around, slst to 1st sc (12)

Row 2-6 – ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (12)

Fasten off and bury ends.

Flip-Top

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For small/medium join on 2 rows above the thumb

For large join on 4 rows above the thumb

Join onto the backside of the glove.

Row 1 – sc in same st and in 13 across the backside of the hand, ch 20, slst to 1st sc

Row 2-11 –  ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (34)

Row 12 – sc dec, sc in 14 st, sc dec, sc in 16 st, slst to 1st sc (32)

Row 13 – ch 1, sc dec, sc in 14 st, sc dec, sc in 14 st, slst to 1st sc (30)

Row 14 – ch 1, sc dec, sc in 14 st, sc dec, sc in 12 st, slst to 1st sc (28)

Row 15 –  ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (28)

Row 16 – ch 1, sc dec, sc in 12 st, sc dec, sc in 12 st, slst to 1st sc (26)

Row 17 –  ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (26)

Row 18 – ch 1, sc dec, sc in 11 st, sc dec, sc in 11 st, slst to 1st sc (24)

Row 19 –  ch 1, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc (24)

Row 20 – ch 1, sc dec around, slst to 1st sc

Row 21 – ch 1, sc dec around, slst to 1st sc

Fasten off leaving 10″ for sewing.  Weave the end into the last row, pull tight and weave in the end to the inside.  Sew the snaps on.

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2 comments on “Flip-Top Gloves – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. These are the closest thing to what I need, thank you!
    But if I want a shorter thumb cover, say, the end being around the moon of the nail, when do you suggest starting the decrease?
    Thanks!

    • That’s about where it ends up when I use the Caron Simply Soft, the thumb ends up about 1.25″ long which for me is right around the nail bed. The easiest way might be to measure your thumb and measure the thumb as you crochet it. Sorry, I can’t be more exact, depending on the length of your thumb and the yarn you are using it’s hard to guess.

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